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NIGHTFALL – Queer talks & screenings #14 Animating Beyond the Horizon

In this 14th edition of Nightfall – Queer Talks & Screenings we’re diving into animation and its power to bring to life new worlds that lie long beyond our horizons. What does it mean when we reach into the utopian, the dystopian, beyond the real and the actual? 

Doors open: 18.30
Screening starts at: 19:00 (with interview to follow!)
Location: Frigga Huset, Gatenhielmska kulturreservatet, at Pölgatan 5, 414 60
Price: As usual entrance is FREE but we thrive on your donations so be generous!
Tickets: no ticket required, but the space is small so get in early to get a spot
For info about accessibility of the space, see below

This time around we are focusing our efforts on animation and specifically, worldbuilding within animation. We have some exciting films on offer, here are a couple to tickle your animation fantasy <3

  • Twosome (4min) by Mette Hansen
    Two people meet and develop a relationship that gradually becomes problematic. The dividing line between being one person and being two becomes blurred. The video is mainly about being able to communicate. But dependence, trust and integrity also play an important part in the story. Finally, it can be very lonely to be a twosome.
  • 902 (5.22min) by Ville Hulling
    902 is a film about the 902nd pilot in charge of monitoring the human race’s travel to Tellus 2, and their conversation with the spaceship taking them there. Conversations about the beauty of life and space.
  • LAMINA (3 min) by Kría Rán “Bibi” Söring
    A little guy steps out for a stroll during a bright sunny day. But some strange force has other things in mind for him.
  • Who is Gunnar? En könslig historia (5.20 min) by Tilda Lovell
    Gunnar is a green grasshopper, confused by the way he has been treated in life. We find him in the desert, crying over the unwanted genital surgery he went through as a child. His dreams come true as he digs up his old doctor who agrees to perform surgery on him once again. After stumbling on an old suitcase and a mysterious mink, he is shown the door into another world where finds himself, amongst Tiny Tims and smurfs.
  • Benjamin’s flowers (11.49) by Malin Erixon
    Benjamin’s lack of love and company has placed him on the blurry borderline between fantasy and reality, where it can be hard to understand what’s what. We meet Benjamin in the room in which he lives his life – see his confusion, his obsessive thoughts and colorful imagination.
  • Whaled Women (9min) by Jeuno JE Kim & Ewa Einhorn
    Krabstadt is a fictional frontier town in the Arctic where all the Nordic countries have sent their “Unwanteds”. It’s populated by the long-term unemployed, asylum seekers, immigrants, and those with too many overdue bills. Krabstadt is a warped mirror of scandinavian political systems, social customs, and lifestyles. In a cold and dark world where humans and anthropomorphic animals live side by side, the two comic heroes Schlop-Schlop and KK work at the Office Of Development where they have to contend with absurd bureaucratic realities, awkward residents, and fragile environments. Krabstadt is a series of short animated films that satirizes bureaucratization of modern life, post- socialdemocratic contradictions, current political events and small town pettiness. One day a group of Whaled Women are stranded on Krabstadt’s shores and it’s up to KK and SS to deal with the situation.

After the screening Saqmi’s own Sam Message will catch up with Jeuno JE Kim.

Jeuno JE Kim is an artist with a background in feminist theology, music, and radio. Kim’s artistic practice and research focus on sound, performance, video, and text. Her peripatetic interest has an interdisciplinary framework, mixing disparate methods and cultural canons. Her work is influenced by the ongoing modernization in Korea and the Pacific East region, and the urgency of the political, sociological, and cultural issues that permeate this reality such as nationalism, identity construction, and historical narration.

Come with us on this journey as we explore different approaches to world building in animation through screening and conversation. The conversation will be held in English.

Nightfall is a night of queer talks and screenings. Inviting artists to share and talk about their work and their process. Nightfall is both a showcase for finished work and a queer peer review for work in progress.

The programme is taking place on the ground floor, however there are a few steps and small doorways. The smallest door is 77cm. There is audio amplification but no hearing loop.
Contact us if you want to come and we will help you get a place:

Nightfall is supported by Kulturrådet and Göteborgs stad.

Still from 902 by Ville Hulling
Promo visual for Lamina by Kría Rán "Bibi" Söring
Still from Who is Gunnar? En könslig historia by Tilda Lovell
Still from Benjamin's flowers by Malin Erixon
Still from Whaled Women by Jeuno JE Kim & Ewa Einhorn
Still from Twosome by Mette Hansen